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Add some sweetness to your Sunday as we learn to make traditional Sicilian Cannoli from scratch with Family Food Fight Contestant Concetta!

Add some sweetness to your Sunday as we learn to make traditional Sicilian Cannoli from scratch with Family Food Fight Contestant Concetta!

About this Event

Escape to the beautiful streets of Sicily for an afternoon as we learn the traditional art of making authentic Sicilian Ricotta Cannoli from scratch! Hosted by Family Food Fight Contestant Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone, you will have the unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and learn this craft from an expert, appreciating the joy of Southern Italian cooking and the ease of making your own Cannoli at home!

In this hands-on and interactive class, Concetta will take you through a detailed demonstration, before you will be guided step-by-step through making crispy, golden cannoli pastry shells from scratch and a luscious traditional ricotta filling. You will also learn how to decorate your cannoli the classic Sicilian way with crushed pistachios, chocolate shavings and maraschino cherries! Once you have created your masterpieces, you will then plate and devour your creations with your new found foodie friends!

Looking for the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon in isolation? Pop the kettle on, roll up your sleeves and prepare to have the smell of freshly baked goods wafting through your home in no time with our Afternoon Tea cooking class series!

With the world divided in isolation, our mission is to work around the social distancing barrier and bring people together virtually in the comfort of your own home!

WHO: Just your fabulous self! Get ready to meet other like-minded people with a passion for food for a delicious afternoon in!

WHAT: Our interactive and friendly Zoom cooking classes are a great way to socialise, have a laugh and chat with some new people, whilst also refining your cooking skills and learning how to dish up a delicious meal by our expert culinary Instructors!

WHERE: From the comfort of your own home! All you need is access to Zoom on your device of choice and we will take care of the rest!

HOW: Once we have confirmation of your ticket purchase, we will send you all the necessary instructions including your Zoom meeting ID and password, a list of the ingredients you will need and the recipe for the afternoon.

Upon arriving to your cooking class, we will welcome you and your fellow foodies with an introduction and quick demonstration from our expert culinary instructor. You will then embark on your culinary adventure with the group whilst also having the opportunity to interact with our Chef Instructor throughout the afternoon and ask questions as you wish.

At the end of our class, we will come together and debrief about how we all went, whilst feasting on the fruits of our labour family style!

DRESS: We would love to make this experience as authentic as possible so feel free to don your aprons and impress with your home-styled hairdo and smart-casual, fun and fabulous attire!

Concetta lives loud and proud, paying homage to her Sicilian heritage in all facets of her culinary work. She became a family-favourite after making her debut on Australia’s Family Food Fight alongside her mother Pina; showcasing her family’s humble, home-style Sicilian cuisine. Concetta has since formalised her passion for food in becoming a qualified Patisserie Chef, priding herself on creating imaginative, top quality desserts that incorporate old-school Sicilian flavours inspired by her mother’s cooking.

Concetta can often be found at almost every Italian food festival in Australia! A passionate and lively member of Melbourne’s Italian food scene, Concetta believes in supporting small and local business; assisting in the promotion of chefs and businesses at Carlton Italian Festa, Stuzzichino and Market Europa Moorabbin. She loves to entertain and is particularly proud of work at Norton St Italian Festa where she teaches traditional methods of Italian cooking. Concetta continues to pay homage to her heritage through her latest venture, Cannoli Canteen, specialising in authentic Sicilian cannoli, crostolli and cakes.

Category Food & Drink